Place of Death:
Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, England
The Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and 1933. She was famous for her exuberant aristocratic life, her strong marriage (although she and her husband Harold Nicolson were both bisexual), her passionate affair with novelist Virginia Woolf and the garden that she and Nicolson created at Sissinghurst.